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Jean Edward Smith (1932–2019)

Autor(a) de FDR

11 Works 2,906 Membros 78 Reviews 6 Favorited

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Jean Edward Smith was born on October 13, 1932. He received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1954. He then went on to serve in the military from 1954-1961. In 1964, he obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Public Law and Government of Columbia University. He is a well known biographer of mostrar mais several works inlcuding those featuring Franklin D. Rooselvelt and Ulysses S. Grant. He is the John Marshall Professor of Political Science at Marshall University and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto. In 2002 Jean Smith was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography and in 2008 he won the Francis Parkman Prize. His title's inlcude: Bush, Eisenhower in War and Peace, FDR, Grant, and The Face of Justice: Portraits of John Marshall. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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enjoyed the bio. Felt it gave a nice balance of personal and political information. There was a lot I didn't know, particularly aboout his relationship with Eleanor.
Great inclusion of primary sources
 
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cspiwak | outras 29 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
I realize that FDR was a larger than life man and had a HUGE impact on history, however, I thought that though this book was filled with enormous amounts of details, I frequently caught myself thinking "do we really know that's what was going on or was this master speculation?" Other times I was often searching for more details.

Well-written and very informative but maybe could have been edited better.
 
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cyderry | outras 29 resenhas | Dec 5, 2023 |
Dwight D. Eisenhower seems at this distant remove a not terribly colorful American president. His term of office was an extraordinarily peaceful one and prosperity largely enveloped the country. So it is perhaps not surprising that many do not think of him as a particularly exciting leader. But this fine biography makes clear that this calm and methodical man was one of the most gifted leaders the country has ever known, and, between his remarkably wise guidance as commander of U.S. forces in World War II Europe and his nuanced juggling of the dangers of the Cold War as president, he is revealed as a most dramatic and remarkable figure on the world stage. A staunch Republican, Eisenhower nonetheless rejected reactionary ideas and was the first to state clearly the dangers of business becoming too entrenched in government and the defense of the nation. Not a gifted battlefield commander, his flair was in management and political subtleties during his military career, and these same gifts served him remarkably as president. A man who left the presidency even more popular than when he began, Eisenhower's career and personality are rewarding studies, and Jean Edward Smith has done a splendid job illuminating them. His prose is imminently readable and compelling, his research apparently precise and assiduous. This book is highly recommended for anyone who cares to have a clear impression of the conduct of the war in the European theater or of the dynamics of the Cold War and the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement. It is as vital, forthright, and finely organized as was the man who is its subject.… (mais)
 
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jumblejim | outras 24 resenhas | Aug 26, 2023 |
Exhaustively researched, thoroughly documented, and very interesting, but not engaging enough to be a pageturner. Can't believe it took me nearly 2 months to read. Having heard about WWII all my life and having grown up during DDE's presidency, I could relate to many of the stories and incidents in the book, making them relevant. And I enjoyed learning "inside scoop" information.
 
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mapg.genie | outras 24 resenhas | Apr 29, 2023 |

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